Explore Fascial Stretch Therapy at Riverside Sports Therapy

What is Fascial Stretch Therapy?

Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST™) is an advanced form of assisted stretching that focuses on the fascia and joints. This technique involves certified therapists guiding patients through a sequence of stretches to release tension in the deepest layers of connective tissue. The goal is to reduce fascia restrictions, relax the nervous system’s grip on the tissues, and enhance joint space by stretching the fascia throughout the body.

Fascia Adhesions

Healthy fascia is hydrated and seamless, allowing for effortless, pain-free movement. When fascia becomes stiff and locked due to collagen fiber buildup, adhesions occur. This restricts movement, making it less efficient and potentially painful. Since fascia forms a continuous network, a single restriction can lead to issues along the entire fascial line. For example, an ankle injury can lead to hip problems, which might cause lower back pain. Treating the entire fascial system can alleviate tension and address the root cause of the injury.

Benefits of FST™

  • Reduced pain
  • Enhanced mobility
  • Lower injury risk
  • Better posture, circulation, and joint health
  • Improved sleep, digestion, and energy levels
  • Corrected structural imbalances (e.g., leg length discrepancies)
  • Regulated nervous system for recovery and athletic preparation